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When I started studying back in December I knew my areas on the GMAT from weakest to strongest would be SC-Quant-RC-CR.

With CR/RC only requiring a week or so of refresh as I wrote the LSAT a few years ago and the concepts stuck.

I knew the math would comeback eventually as I was once upon a time, in university, quite handy with numbers.

SC was the turd in the punch-bowl. So I decided to study it first. I read through the MGMAT SC guide twice and did the OG questions, and had a bit of a handle on it. Since then I've done nothing but quant. Now that I'm doing some full-scale prep tests my SC weakness has resurfaced. I got 4/13 correct in the verbal I completed yesterday - with the first NINE wrong in a row. For me, D-Day is in May. When I'm three weeks out of so I will take two full weeks to review MGMAT SC again and do every OG question again reviewing, in detail, every answer for every question. I figure thats the only way to make it stick. So take note: work on weaknesses last!

Any other suggestions/tips for weak SC. I'm a native speaker who has taken for granted the innate rules that govern our speech.

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01 Mar 2010, 20:57
I will suggest of doing 1000 SC as well. Respected mates say it is not worth....but believe me it is. I improved a lot. Hope you will also.
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When I started studying back in December I knew my areas on the GMAT from weakest to strongest would be SC-Quant-RC-CR.

With CR/RC only requiring a week or so of refresh as I wrote the LSAT a few years ago and the concepts stuck.

I knew the math would comeback eventually as I was once upon a time, in university, quite handy with numbers.

SC was the turd in the punch-bowl. So I decided to study it first. I read through the MGMAT SC guide twice and did the OG questions, and had a bit of a handle on it. Since then I've done nothing but quant. Now that I'm doing some full-scale prep tests my SC weakness has resurfaced. I got 4/13 correct in the verbal I completed yesterday - with the first NINE wrong in a row. For me, D-Day is in May. When I'm three weeks out of so I will take two full weeks to review MGMAT SC again and do every OG question again reviewing, in detail, every answer for every question. I figure thats the only way to make it stick. So take note: work on weaknesses last!

Any other suggestions/tips for weak SC. I'm a native speaker who has taken for granted the innate rules that govern our speech.

thanks
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02 Mar 2010, 17:09
Where do I find this 1000SC?

Is it free?
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07 Apr 2011, 11:46
When you said you had "a bit of a handle on it"--did you understand the concepts, but had a hard time using them in practice on the OG, or have a hard time grasping the concepts in the strategy guides?

Also, what's the process that you've been using to review? For students who are really hardworking and used to achieving (and it sounds as though you may fall into this category), a tendency I've noticed is burning through a lot of material very rapidly, and not taking the time to process concepts deeply so they stick. It may be better to use 10 minutes to review the rules applied to one question and practice identifying the various splits (not just he ones that determined the correct answer in the end), than to do 5 questions and read the answers. While you're doing OG questions, of course, timing is key, but the review process should be deep and even more active.

It's totally normal to notice a dip in the thing you haven't looked at in a while, so don't feel bad-- you're doing the right thing by going back to review, and I think you were actually right to tackle your biggest weakness early on, too. But as you move toward the test date, try to build in some "cross-training" days along with your subject-intensive review (mixed random drills across all question types). You don't want to lose the edge on your strengths as you brush up your weaknesses! When you come up against the actual test, it will involve rapidly switching gears between question types, and that's a process skill that only develops with practice too.
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